THE ULTIMATE REHAB
THERAPY BUSINESS SUMMIT

SEPTEMBER 28–29, 2018

PHOENIX

Why Attend?

Ascend brings together the top thought leaders and practitioners in the rehab therapy industry.

At this two-day event, you’ll get a year’s worth of insights and ideas to help boost business and improve your bottom line, and excel as a therapy professional. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to not only meet therapy professionals from around the country to discuss the ins and outs of succeeding in therapy, but also learn from industry experts and thought leaders from top organizations.

Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products, and powerful networking are the pillars of this industry conference.

1

Learn

In-depth sessions and workshops will provide you with tons of practical, game-changing takeaways you can immediately apply to improve your business strategy. Plus, therapists can earn CEUs for attending.
2

Network

You’ll have the opportunity to meet, mingle, and share ideas with seasoned professionals from around the country. You never know what inspiration, partnerships, or friendships you’ll gain during this two-day event.
3

Grow

Right now, therapy professionals have a unique opportunity to step into a leading role in their patients’ healthcare teams. Join the discussion, and challenge yourself to take your practice—and our profession—to the next level.

Something for Every Role

Historically, Ascend attendees are the ones influencing the future of their companies’ business and strategic success. They’re the movers and shakers of the rehab therapy industry, and they hail from a wide variety of companies—both established and startup—including sole-practitioner clinics, multi-site private practices, and hospital-based facilities, where they work as single clinic owners, executives, therapists, front office staff, and billing managers. In other words, whatever your role—and whatever your company structure—if you’re a rehab therapy professional who wants to take your practice and your profession to the next level, Ascend is for you.

PRACTICE OWNERS

Learn revenue-boosting tactics that’ll actually scale with your growing business.

Gain realistic, relatable advice from peers and experts, and prepare your practice for the regulatory changes on the horizon.

FUTURE PRACTICE OWNERS

Learn strategies for not only running your future business, but also growing it.

Network with industry leaders and successful private practice owners to gain realistic, relatable advice.

THERAPY PROVIDERS

Increase your value to employers by understanding the business side of practice.

Gain valuable career-planning insight, and prepare yourself for the regulatory changes on the horizon.

FRONT-OFFICE STAFF

Discover ways to improve your front-office workflow.

Gain valuable career-planning insight, and prepare yourself for the regulatory changes on the horizon.

THERAPY BUSINESS EXECUTIVES

Learn strategies for optimizing workflows and leveraging tech in multi-clinic or hospital-based practices.

Sharpen your leadership and hiring skills to ensure excellent company culture and streamlined communication.

THERAPY BILLERS

Learn strategies for improving your workflow and revenue cycle management processes.

Increase your value to employers by learning how to better engage with patients—and improve payments—while gaining valuable career-planning insight.

Rehab Therapy’s Can’t-Miss Conference

Previous Speakers

Check out the industry thought leaders who have shared their wisdom and expertise at Ascend in the past.

Heidi Jannenga

PT, DPT, ATC/L
President and Co-Founder
WebPT

Dr. Larry Benz

DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP
President and CEO
Confluent Health

Karen DeSalvo

MD, MPH, MSC
Former Assistant Secretary of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Rick Gawenda

PT
Founder and President
Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.

2018 Speaker List Coming Soon

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Agenda

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill conference. Ascend is all about collaboration and execution. In addition to gleaning tons of actionable business wisdom from our superstar speakers, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take the floor yourself as you participate in meaningful discussions about technological, regulatory, clinical, and financial trends that will shape the future of outpatient rehab therapy.

We are still working on the 2018 agenda, but check out the great lineup we’ve had in years past.

2017
Washington, DC

2016
Ft. Worth, TX

2015
Chicago, IL

2014
Dallas, TX

2018 Agenda Coming Soon

Location

Phoenix, Arizona, holds a special place in our hearts. It is, after all, where we launched WebPT in the back room of a coffee house in 2008—and grew it to more than 300 employees serving 70,000 rehab therapy professionals.

You could say we’re passionate about our home state—almost as much as we are about the rehab therapy industry. So, what better way to celebrate our 10-year anniversary than by hosting Ascend 2018 in our very own backyard?

Join us this September in Phoenix for a very special Ascend—where you’ll have the opportunity to glean valuable insight from industry leaders across the country and see what makes our hometown so special. Hint: we have a vibrant arts and culture scene, stunning sunsets and hiking trails, a smorgasbord of top-rated dining spots, and ample sports and entertainment options.

Practice of the Year Award

Will the 2018 Practice of the Year Winner be You?

Ascend is the ultimate business summit for rehab therapy professionals. So, naturally, we have the ultimate award for rehab therapy professionals. Has your practice achieved noteworthy business results this year? If so, share your success story and enter to win our Ascend Practice of the Year award.

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Sponsors

Ascend attendees are the innovators, game-changers, and decision-makers of the rehab therapy space. Want to get their eyes on your brand?

Award Applications Coming Soon